The comments made by Peter Kyle, the Shadow Victims and Youth Justice Minister, on 18 November 2020.
Any attempt to improve clarity on victims’ rights is welcome. However, the Government needs to go further and give these rights legal force, as the Victims’ Commissioner has argued.
It has now been five years since the Conservatives first promised a Victims’ Law. Through their inaction and mismanagement of the criminal justice system, this government has prioritised offenders over those most impacted by crime.
This cannot go on. There is no excuse for further dither and delay.